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Max Headroom In Bloom

written by: skyblu1
 
It was the first cyberpunk series to run in the United States on one of the main broadcast networks in prime time. How much do you remember about this 'flash in the pan' 80's icon? Take this quiz and find out!

Question 1:


Max Headroom first appeared in 1984 as an announcer for a music video program called the 'Max Talking Headroom Show.'
True
False

Question 2:


Name the actor who provided the voice for Max Headroom.
Balanchine Danner III
Matt Frewer
Newell Post
Poston Newhaus

Question 3:


What was the name of the fictitious television station featured in the TV show, 'Max Headroom?'  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 4:


Who did Matt Frewer portray at the television station in the show "Max Headroom?"
Gene Ashwell
Edison Carter
Benton Cheviot
Rik

Question 5:


Was the image of Max Headroom completely computer generated?
Yes
No

Question 6:


What soft drink did Max Headroom promote on television in the mid 1980's?
Diet Coke
Pepsi
7Up
New Coke

Question 7:


How did the character 'Max Headroom' get his name?
Max Headroom is a framing device, which refers to the maximum amount of space allowable between the top of a characters head, and the picture frame formed by the camera.
In one of the original episodes, Mr. Headroom's memory capacity is expanded exponentially - hence, the name Max Headroom.
Max Headroom refers to the focal length of the camera lens used to photograph a character in a medium close - up shot.
In the original story, Edison Carter crashes into a traffic gate labeled: 'Max Headroom 2.3 meters.'

Question 8:


'Zik Zak' refers to a form of binary code utilized on the show "Max Headroom ," which enabled Max to solve complex mathematical equations.
False
True

Question 9:


What are 'blipverts,' in the context of the 80's TV show "Max Headroom?"
Subliminal audio messages embedded in Max Headroom's s-s-stuttering d-d-dialogue.
An electronic censoring device on the TV show which deletes objectionable language.
Pulse sonar used in urban settings to track down villains - similar to GPS.
Ads on TV which are flashed so quickly, the viewer is compelled to stare at the screen.

Question 10:


How many episodes of 'Max Headroom' aired between 1985 and 1988?
19
15
11
14

Question 11:


Which Cable TV station briefly aired "Max Headroom" re-runs in 2001?
Comedy Central
Tech TV
Bravo
The Sci - Fi Channel

Question 12:


In the TV show "Max Headroom", who is Ped Xing?
A robotic traffic cop, who assists people crossing the street.
A mad scientist' type on the series, originally named 'P.HD Zing.'
The Chairman of the 'Zik Zak' Corporation.
Max Headroom's arch nemesis, molded from clay and electronic wire.

Question 13:


The backgrounds on "Max Headroom" were generated by what brand of computer in the U.S. version of the show?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 14:


What slogan did Max Headroom use to promote a well known soft drink?
'There's n-n-nothing like it!
'Catch the Wave!'
'Break the ice!'
'The best just keeps getting better.'

 


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